In 1974, the international bicycle components manufacturer Dia-Compe Japan established their U.S. headquarters in the Cane Creek Valley, just outside of Asheville North Carolina (USA). The reason for the location was to take advantage of a skilled local manufacturing workforce. Despite a primary expertise in brakes, the company began to expand their product range with the manufacture of forks and rear shocks in the late 1980s.
Cane Creek Cycling Components is Born
In 1992, employees of Dia-Compe USA purchased the company and Western North Carolina facility from the Japanese parent company. Dia-Compe USA was reborn as Cane Creek Cycling Components – an employee owned company dedicated to the idea that the best way to predict the next trend in cycling is to create it. Shortly thereafter, Cane Creek introduced the AheadSet® – the original threadless headset – paving the way for a revolution in frame and fork design.
Cane Creek Product Range
Over the years this enthusiasm for great cycling products has manifested itself in a variety of groundbreaking products – ranging from the Speed Check disc brake system via the Thudbuster suspension seatpost through to the Double Barrel rear shock and the HELM suspension fork. All premium components are constantly further developed and new innovative ideas put into practice.
Quality and Love of Detail – Cane Creek’s Philosophy
For around 40 years, the company in North Carolina has been working on premium bicycle components. For the manufacturer, attention to detail and high quality are of high importance. Whether for MTBs, all-mountain bikes or road bikes – Cane Creek develop products they believe in. Products their employees want to ride and are proud to call their own.